The Cold Kiss by John Rector

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All Nate and Sara want is a new life in a new town, away from the crime and poverty of their past.  So, after being approached at a roadside diner by a man offering $500 for a ride to Omaha, they wonder if their luck might be changing.

At first it seems like easy money, but within a few hours the man is dead. 

Now, forced off the road by a blizzard and trapped in a run-down motel on the side of a deserted highway, Nate and Sara begin to uncover the man’s secrets. Who he was, how he died, and most importantly, why he was carrying two million dollars in his suitcase.

Before they know it, Nate and Sara are fighting for their lives, and in the end, each has to decide just how far they are willing to go to survive.

The Cold Kiss is an everyman psychological thriller that pits a young couple against moral corruption, greed, betrayal, and love. More simply, for two characters who may have used up all their chances, it’s the classic final trip down the dark tunnel that might lead to heaven, but drags them through hell.  This is A Simple Plan meets The Getaway, with a pulse-pounding plot and a twist ending.  John Rector is name that all thriller fans will come to know and love for years to come.

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About John Rector

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John Rector is a prize-winning short story writer and Colorado native currently living in Omaha, Nebraska.  The Cold Kiss is his first published novel. 
Published June 29, 2010 by Forge Books. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Spinetingler Magazine

John Rector’s The Cold Kiss straight-up fucking hijacked my life, dear reader, and when it drops this summer, I imagine I won’t be alone in my experience.

May 04 2010 | Read Full Review of The Cold Kiss

The Anniston Star

Is it fair that two-thirds of Alabama families pay at the state’s top income tax rate, but because we are one of the few states to allow deductions for federal income taxes, the richest households get the biggest tax cuts?

Aug 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Cold Kiss

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